by Tiara Harper
The aftermath of one of music’s biggest award nights is upon us. Celebs and bloggers across the web are scrolling through hashtags, tweets, and ‘gram posts for hits, misses, and memes from the ceremony of the Billboard Music Awards. The BBMA’s show had a few great things to offer the viewers. It offered fabulous attire from some of our favorite ladies like the Jenner sisters, the spicy Latin superstar Shakira, and the first woman to receive the Icon Award, Jenifer Lopez. It offered awesome acceptance speeches from our favorite musicians like Justin Timberlake, who shared his thanks with every human being on the planet earth for his award, except the now infamous being Donald Sterling (that guy will never work in this planet again. Thanks, Justin!). The BBMA’s also offered incredible performance from a host of chart topping artists from Lorde, Miley Cyrus, and Mr. Hopeless Romantic, Robin Thicke.
However, there were a handful of things missing from the show that should be addressed. These missing components may be what would’ve made this award show worth the 2 hours, maybe.
More Artist Variety: Yes, it is understood that the Billboard Music Awards shines the spotlight on the movers and shakers of the music scene, but there are far more artist that could’ve found a spot on the BBMA stage last night. Indie artists like The Black Keys or Aloe Blacc would’ve been great additions to last night’s show. There was also room for more hip hop. There were not a lot of hip hop competitors on the stage or on the voting ballot! The 30 seconds of Snoop Dogg (er…Lion?) and 2 Chainz was just not enough. And no, Pitbull is not a valid form of hip hop in my book.
Controversy: No nip slips, no tumbles, nothing! The only hiccup I can think of was Kendall calling 5 Seconds of Summer by the group name One Direction. No one showed up to the show dressed like a piece of chicken or next to butt naked. Boo.